FW: Pool report 5

From: Ordonez, Franco [mailto:xxx@email.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 3:56 PM
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Subject: Pool report 5

President Obama delivered a statement from the Rose Garden after a deal was reached on the Paris Agreement. The Rose Garden event was open press, but here are a couple brief highlights.

He called today a “historic day in our fight to protect our planet.”

Protecting the environment was one of the reasons he ran for office, Obama said, and noted the United States' leadership role on the issue.

The agreement is the "best shot" to protect the planet, he said.

“No nation, not even one as powerful as ours, can solve this challenge alone," he said. "All of us have to solve it together.”

He walked out of the Oval Office at 3:29 p.m. to give his remarks. He spoke for five minutes before returning to his office at 3:34.

No members of the press shouted out any additional questions about any issue or the campaign, including whether he sees himself as a closer or clean-up hitter as his press secretary suggested.


Franco Ordoñez
Latin American Affairs Correspondent
McClatchy Washington Bureau
The Miami Herald & El Nuevo Herald
Twitter: @francoordonez

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